NTSB Identification: DEN89LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38234.
Accident occurred Friday, December 30, 1988 in ERIE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N80650
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT SAID THAT HE MADE A NORMAL PREFLIGHT AND ENGINE RUNUP PRIOR TO TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 33 AT THE TRI-COUNTY AIRPORT, ERIE, COLORADO. A NORMAL TAKEOFF WAS MADE BUT HE SAID THAT AS THE AIRCRAFT REACHED 200 FEET, THE ENGINE LOST ABOUT 400 RPM. WHEN HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT, THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PILOT MADE A FORCED LANDING TO UNSUITABLE TERRAIN.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..ICE

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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